Found June 20, 2012 on
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There are many things synonymous with the New York Mets and one of those things is the "Home Run Apple" that pops up in the outfield after a Mets homer.
During a recent game against the Baltimore Orioles however, the Home Run Apple had a brief malfunction which caused it to show up during an Orioles at-bat.
When Baltimore's Chris Davis was at the plate in the first inning, home plate umpire Eric Cooper spotted the apple and stopped play to have go back into the depths of Citi Field:
BEST OF MAXIM
On Monday night, R.A. Dickey was in complete control of his craft. He pitched his third complete game of the season. He struck out a career-high 13 batters. He extended his streak of consecutive innings without allowing an earned run (42⅔ and counting). And oh yes, he became the first pitcher in Mets history to pitch back-to-back complete game one-hitters.
But this particular...
Another rough night In Binghamton…
Pawtucket 6, Buffalo 1
Sunday was the final game of the four-game set, and the end result was no different from the first three. The Bisons fell 6-1 to the PawSox, drifting eight games behind in the divisional race heading into an 8-game road trip to Norfolk and Durham.
Inefficient starting pitching doomed the Herd this weekend, and the case was...
The idea is certainly appealing to the New York Mets: R.A. Dickey on the mound every four days instead of five.
Dickey puts less stress on his arm than a conventional pitcher because he features a knuckleball. So he probably needs fewer days of rest between starts. And with Dickey the most dominant force in baseball right now, Mets manager Terry Collins acknowledged the thought...
THAT's what's up
We don’t need to scream from the back of the Dickey congregation any longer. He’s been found by all at this point. It’s simply awesome to watch. A knuckleballer that’s captivating any baseball fan worth his salt. The story is amazing. But, more impressively, the pitching is amazing. Dickey’s array of knucklers is dazzling. The fast one. The slower...
The Mets are not putting their best defensive middle infield out on the diamond tonight, but the way they've handled Baltimore the last three games, it might not be such an issue.
Coming off Santana's first solid outing since his no hitter on June 1st, Dillon Gee is looking to keep the Mets on their winning ways in their recent lose three, win three, lose three, win three...
If you knew R.A. Dickey was going to have a big year in 2012, you are either a psychic or you’re simply not telling the truth.
How many of you thought R.A. Dickey would have more wins and strikeouts than Justin Verlander?
Coming into the 2012 season, Dickey had a lifetime won-loss of 41-50 and an ERA above 4.00. And, in every season since Dickey debuted in 2001, he had spent...
Norfolk 7, Buffalo 5
By Andrew O’Brien
The Buffalo Bisons led 3-1 in the fifth inning, but the Norfolk Tides exploded for five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning Monday night en route to a 7-5 win in the opening game of a four-game series. Colin McHugh got his first Triple-A start after getting promoted from Binghamton on Sunday. McHugh (0-1) went five innings...
In between watching R.A. Dickey shut down the Baltimore Orioles to get the Mets back on a winning streak, check here for Brandon Nimmo photos and updates. Nimmo made his Brooklyn Cyclones debut tonight at MCU Park in Coney Island.
Brandon Nimmo (Photo by Jim Mancari)
First at-bat: Nimmo grounds out to first base with pitcher covering. 0-for-1
R.A. Dickey in 1996 as a member of the USA Olympic Team
R.A. Dickey in 2012
There’s not really a point to this post. I just thought you guys might want to see the physical difference between Dickey 16 years ago and now. At that time, Dickey threw 95 MPH and he was a young kid.
Let’s just say a lot has happened since then, which you can read all about in his awesome book.
Mets right-hander and soft-spoken Southern gentleman R.A. Dickey threw his second consecutive one-hitter tonight — in this case, against the Orioles of Baltimore. Nor do his defense-independent numbers suggest that he was anything but excellent on Monday night (box): 9.0 IP, 30 TBF, 13 K, 2 BB, 11 GB on 15 batted-balls (73.3% GB), 1.14 xFIP.
The average knuckleball from Dickey...
Johan Santana pitched six sharp innings, Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, and the New York Mets beat Baltimore 5-0 on Tuesday night for their second straight shutout of the Orioles.
Santana followed R.A. Dickey's second one-hitter in a row with his best outing since he tossed a no-hitter on June 1. Jordany Valdespin added a two-run single for New York, which won by the same score...
R.A. Dickey, a 35-year old pitcher who has bounced around the minor leagues is continuing to put on a human highlight reel each time he takes the mound recently. Dickey started throwing the knuckleball two seasons ago and he appears to have mastered the art. After last night’s performance, he becomes the first pitcher in MLB history to allow no earned runs and strike...
Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey is definitely having a Cy Young type of year. He is 11-1 and has thrown back to back one hitters which is a feat accomplished every 50 years or so. Dickey throws a knee shaking knuckleball and also has an arsenal of a decent fastball and a change-up. His presence on the mound this year is amazing as he puts up an average of 6 strikeouts a game. Dickey...